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CHURCHES and GRAVEYARDS in Dumfries and Galloway
DUMFRIES TOWN  -- Churches and Graveyards
High Cemetery St. Michael's Old St. Michael's New St. Mary's Troqueer Holy Cross Calside
St Mary's Church and Graveyard
St Mary's Church, Dumfries is the site of a much earlier church. This small hill was the location of the medieval chapel of the Holy Rood.  It was here that Christopher Seatoun, brother-in-law to Robert the Bruce, was executed by Edward I for assisting Bruce in his campaign to gain the Scottish throne.
This church and graveyard, like St Michael's, the other main Dumfriesshire graveyard, is on a raised site within retaining walls.
It is here that many inmates of the former CRI mental asylum. the  Crichton Royal Institute, are buried.
St Mary's Church and Graveyard